The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Java Applications Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Java Applications Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Java Application Developer
Rank 656 627 606
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Applications Developer 2 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.008% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate £475 £413 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +23.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £388 £311
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +24.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Senior Java Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Applications Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Java Applications Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Java Applications Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Java Applications Developer within the UK.

Senior Java Applications Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Applications Developer
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -2 2 £475 +22.58%
North West -4 2 £475 +22.58%
England -31 2 £475 +15.15% 1
Chester - 2 £475 -

Senior Java Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Applications Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Java Applications Developer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) WSDL
3 2 (50.00%) Ant
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) JDBC
3 2 (50.00%) JAXB
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) AOP
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus

Senior Java Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Applications Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Java Applications Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) OpenText Process Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Ant
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Toad
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JAXB
3 2 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 2 (50.00%) JDBC
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) WSDL
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) EJB
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) Java SE
4 1 (25.00%) JMS
4 1 (25.00%) JPA
4 1 (25.00%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) AOP
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Process Management
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Jython
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft